Artichoke’s Story: Once Abandoned, Now Adored

Juliana M. was looking to add a new furry member to her family who would be a good sibling for her two cats and 60 lb. Newfoundland-mix, Banjo. She visited many shelters and rescue groups in her area in Maine without much luck in finding the right match—but she didn’t give up hope.  “I was looking for a small dog, […]

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Marty Meets His Perfect Match

When Stephen F.’s Hound-mix, Moe, died at the age of 12, he and his son Matan visited the ASPCA Adoption Center to find a new pet, just as Stephen had done with Moe and their dog before that.   “We wanted a small dog because we live in an apartment, but when we arrived, we saw a German Shepherd named Arty who […]

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Spread More “Puppy Love” This Valentine’s Day

https://www.youtube.com/embed//PCtYrEd69FY Puppy love doesn’t begin and end with just puppies. The type of love we share with our furry counterparts doesn’t see age or breed. This Valentine’s Day, with the above message from legendary singer Paul Anka, we encourage you to open your heart to more animals in need.  If you’ve already got a special furry friend, show them some […]

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Shop With Your Heart – Game Day Shopping List

Score the ultimate touchdown with welfare-certified and plant-based snacks everyone in the crowd will enjoy. Just take this shopping list to your favorite grocery store in preparation for the big game! These brands, pulled from our full Shop With Your Heart Brand List, have either earned a meaningful animal welfare certification or are a plant-based alternative. Look for the labels! These […]

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Blackout Over? Congress Demands That USDA Restore Animal Welfare Records

Nearly three years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) abruptly purged tens of thousands of records related to the inspection of commercial dog breeders, a.k.a. puppy mills, and has continued to block public access to crucial animal welfare records. This information blackout has protected the agency and the businesses it licenses, endangering the lives and well-being of animals. Thanks […]

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A Year of New Beginnings for Animals in Need

https://www.youtube.com/embed//kV2kGhHui0Q See some of the happy endings from 2019 you helped make possible in the above video! Welcome to the new year! We’re so grateful to have been a part of making new beginnings possible for so many animals in need nationwide last year. From transports to places where they will have better chances of adoption, to rescues from cruelty […]

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Worth the Wait: Cinnabun’s Story

happytail_cinnabun_010220_main.jpg Odette S. was browsing the ASPCA’s website last May for a cat to adopt, trying not to get her hopes up. “Nearly every time you see a cute calico cat online, they’re almost always gone right away,” she says.  But Odette was in luck. When she spotted Cinnabun, a petite calico, she learned the cat was still available and […]

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Final Appropriations Bills Contain Groundbreaking New Protections for Animals!

We’ve just received great news for animals! Yesterday, the U.S. House and Senate brokered a final budget for the federal government that includes groundbreaking protections for animals. The ASPCA fought for increased protections for wild and domestic horses, dogs in puppy mills, victims of animal fighting, and domestic violence survivors and their pets. Our efforts were bolstered by advocates like […]

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Dog Sitting: Your Questions Answered – Fetch! Pet Care

December 11, 2019 | Tags: dog, dog sitter, dog sitting, dogs, pet care, pet sitting, puppies, puppy, puppy sitting Questions about dog sitting? Fetch! Pet Care has answers! More and more pet owners are opting for in-home dog sitting instead of leaving their pooch at a kennel, pet hotel or other private boarding facility. Fetch! Pet Care believes you need […]

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A Pug’s Life: ASPCA Gives T-Rex a Fresh Coat

happytail_t-rex_121119_main.jpg Ten years ago, a special dog became a big part of Angel O.’s family. Angel, a recently-retired truck driver who enjoyed watching the antics of the Pug, Frank, in the “Men in Black” movies, found himself looking for a companion animal. So, his wife, Magda, and son, Angel Jr., adopted a Pug for Angel. Magda’s brother cared for the […]

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